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Settlement reached in amputated leg lawsuit

A lawsuit involving a woman’s amputated leg and the alleged harm she suffered after it was discarded has been settled.

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Veterans honored along Memorial Day parade route

Veterans honored along Memorial Day parade route

Thousands of spectators waving or wearing red, white and blue watched and applauded Monday morning as the 14th annual Memorial Day parade moved down Green ...

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Memorial Day Vigil held in solemn, precise ceremony

Memorial Day Vigil held in solemn, precise ceremony

With solemn and deliberate moves, the honor guard at the Memorial Day Vigil was changed — the end of the formal ceremony for the occasion.

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Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

A section of Capitola Farm Road, a key South Hall traffic artery, will be closed starting Tuesday for stormwater work.

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The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind.

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Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

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Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville’s Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County’s fallen troops from ...

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 Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier’s red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

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Small growth in digest could lead to school tax ‘increase’

Little growth in the 2016 Hall County tax digest has led to questions from local school and government officials, and it could lead to a ...

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Sweet Acre Farms Winery open after several years of planning

Sweet Acre Farms Winery open after several years of planning

Much like a wine that has been aged, Sweet Acre Farms Winery is finally ready.

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Dive team gives back by risking lives in depths of Lanier

Dive team gives back by risking lives in depths of Lanier

As his officers resurface from the dark depths of Lake Lanier, the hardest call Corey Gilleland has to make is the one to call it ...

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Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

The safety advisories are flashing this weekend as Hall County residents head out in remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day and the unofficial kickoff to ...

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WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be ...

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Fort celebration gives glimpse of days gone by

Fort celebration gives glimpse of days gone by

Twenty-five miles outside of Gainesville stands a house with a past.

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Body found at Lanier Point Park

A body was found in Lake Lanier just off shore at Lanier Point Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

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Two injured in motorcycle, vehicle wreck on Queen City Parkway

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle struck a van on Queen City Parkway, according to Post Commander Richard Harper from Georgia State ...

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Hall crews battle home blaze in South Hall; no one hurt

Hall County Fire Services crews battled a residential fire Friday night in the 3900 block of Falcon Parkway in South Hall County.

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GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

A Gainesville High School alumnus will be one of four drum majors for the Georgia Tech marching band this fall.

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SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute

SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary provided flags Friday as about 45 people showed up to place flags on veterans’ graves at Alta Vista Cemetery ...

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Gainesville drug bust nabs suspect in previous rape case

Gainesville drug bust nabs suspect in previous rape case

A Gainesville man was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana after a raid Thursday and was later changed with rape in a Gainesville case, a ...

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Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing ...

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Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday’s two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

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Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

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Mobile home near Gainesville elementary destroyed by morning fire

Mobile home near Gainesville elementary destroyed by morning fire

Three people escaped a fire Friday morning, but the mobile home was destroyed.

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Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you’re traveling this Memorial Day weekend, “the sooner you fill up, the better,” said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

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Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

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Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a “team” photo was a little reminiscent of the women in “A League of Their Own,” gathering at the end ...

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Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

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Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

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Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

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Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

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Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

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11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

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State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

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GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

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Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

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Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state’s “greatest gains” list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

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Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is — with seven grandchildren — but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

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Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

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Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

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Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

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2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

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Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

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Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

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Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

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US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA — Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

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Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

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Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

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Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

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New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

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Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

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Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

A Golden Corral may replace the Folks restaurant on Browns Bridge Road, and it would be twice the size of the current building. 

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Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

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Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

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Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn’t been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

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Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

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Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

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Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

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Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

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Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

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Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

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Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

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Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

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Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools’ budget for 2016-17 got a thumb’s up Monday night and Hall County’s tax digest — or a list of the county ...

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School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

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Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don’t ...

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Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

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Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that’s informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

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Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School’s program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

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Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was “a complete amputation,” after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

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Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

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Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn’t complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

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Former resource officer chief used tax money for $10K buying spree

The former supervisor of the county’s school resource officer program spent thousands of tax dollars on guns and gadgets he kept after his retirement ...

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Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

When Janice Bryans leaves work at the Wrigley factory in the late evenings, she often sees a family of deer grazing on the lawn.

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Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

While many are students were excited to finish the school year, a group of students from World Language Academy had an exciting weekend for a ...

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